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Monday, 7 March 2011

Old Town Nursery on list of council closures

School Yards Nursery

As part of the £90 million cuts programme the Old Town is to loose one of its nurseries, School Yards Nursery School, it is to close at the end of the school year in July 2011.  Alongside School Yards marked for closure is Princess Elizabeth nursery at Prestonfield.  The council reckon they can save up to £200,000.  The children attending School Yards will be diverted to the Royal Mile Nursery.  Gillian Tee, Director of Children and Families pointed out that a nursery place attached to a school cost £3000 per child compared to over £5000.  This will be a sad loss to the Old Town.

Read more here and here

Council's consultation can be found here

HMIe Inspection report for School Yards Nursery can be found here 

HMIe Inspection report for Royal Mile Nursery can be found here

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